12. GRAPHICS FUNCTION
When programming is completed, the optional graphic function can be
used to check whether machining will be performed as desired without
operating the machine by drawing the programmed tool path and
machining profile on the graphic display screen. After checking the
profile, perform machining.
The function has the following features to simplify locating an error in the
(i) Can draw a blank figure (workpiece).
(ii) Can draw the figure of a tool used at the position where punching is
A circle, a rectangle, and a capsule can be used for drawing the tool
figure. The figures of other tools are drawn using asterisks.
(iii) Can draw a workpiece holder that holds a blank.
The operator can check whether punching is performed at the
position of the workpiece holder. This is used to ensure that the
workpiece holder is not punched during machining.
(iv) Can draw a tool path.
The tool path is drawn using a dashed line for rapid traverse and a
solid line for cutting feed.
(v) Can specify a drawing plane.
A drawing plane can be selected from four types. Drawing can be
performed as if a blank is set in the machine.
(vi) Checks the format of the program.
The format of the program, stored stroke limit 1, and the safety zone
are checked during drawing.